PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty Course

Few things have revolutionized recreational diving in the past decade as much as the introduction of Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx). Nitrox is nothing more than the air you are breathing right now with some additional oxygen added to reduce the concentration of nitrogen.

While the additional oxygen offers no benefit in and of itself (and can, in fact, pose additional risk at depth), breathing less nitrogen provides divers with several benefits.

Among them:

  • You enjoy longer no-decompression limits and shorter surface intervals — especially on repetitive dives.
  • You reduce the risk of decompression sickness compared to making the same series of dives using air.
  • Further benefits may include improved gas consumption, reduced fatigue and an overall feeling of well being.
  • If you own a modern dive computer, odds are it is capable of tracking your exposure to both air and Nitrox. Isn’t it time you started taking advantage of your computer’s capabilities?

Things that you will learn as part of this program:

  • Enriched Air Nitrox: The advantages and drawbacks.
  • Equipment for diving EANx.
  • Using standard dive tables with Nitrox.
  • Managing oxygen exposure.
  • Analyzing EANx cylinders.
  • EANx and diving emergencies.

Who can enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

  • At least 12 years old.
  • Certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent.
  • Able to either answer NO to all questions on the standard Medical History Form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.

What is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • One classroom session.

Where and when do classes take place?

Self study takes place at the comfort of your home. Classroom session takes place right here at Squalo Divers.

Enriched Air Diver Specialty classes start at any time. Classroom session is done during regular store hours. All activities take place by appointment only.

What is included in the cost?

The course fee is $145 to $245 per person and includes:

  • Educational material.
  • All instruction.
  • Use of nitrox tank to measure oxygen contents.
  • Certification card processing.


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